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Live, India vs Australia, 2nd T20 Match Highlights: India Beat Australia In Thriller To Take Unbeatable Series Lead

India vs Australia Score Updates: Virat Kohli hits a shot during the second T20I in Sydney.© AFP

Hardik Pandya slammed the winning six to help India defeat Australia in the second T20I, at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. The visitors won by six wickets and also sealed the T20I series, 2-0. India initially won the toss and elected to field. Matthew Wade grabbed his second T20I half-century to help Australia set a 196-run target. Steve Smith (46), Glenn Maxwell (22) and Moises Henriques (26) also added to their team’s strong total. Australia wrapped up at 194 for five after 20 overs, with T Natarajan grabbing two wickets. India put in a bright start, and KL Rahul’s dismissal bought in Virat Kohli, who anchored India’s chase alongwith opener Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan slammed 52 runs from 36 balls, and Kohli registered 40 from 24 deliveries. Pandya and Shreyas Iyer donned their respective finisher roles, and helped the visitors get past the finishing line in the last over. Mitchell Swepson put in the best bowling figures for the home side, grabbing a wicket from four overs, and also conceding 25 runs. (SCORECARD)


2nd T20I Highlights Between Australia (AUS) vs India (IND), Straight From Sydney Cricket Ground

  • 17:16 (IST)


    Sams sends a full delivery, angled into Pandya’s arc. He swings his bat with much aplomb and sends it over deep midwicket for the winning six!


  • 17:14 (IST)


    Sams sends a length delivery into Pandya’s arc. He sends it wide of long-on for a six!

  • 17:11 (IST)


    Tye sends a good length delivery, wide outside off. Pandya throws his hands once again, and sends it to the sweeper’s right for a four!

  • 17:10 (IST)


    Tye sends a full toss, outside off. Pandya throws his hands, and sends it over short third for a four!

  • 17:07 (IST)

    FOUR! India need 25 from 12 balls!

    Zampa sends a short delivery, wide outside off. Iyer waits and then sends it between cover and point for a four!

    India need 25 from 12 balls.

  • 17:06 (IST)


    Zampa sent a full delivery. Iyer gets to the pitch, and swings his bat to send the ball over deep midwicket for a six!

  • 17:03 (IST)

    FOUR! India need 37 from 18 balls!

    Sams sends a yorker, wide outside off. Pandya sends it past short third man for a four!

    After 17 overs, India are 158 for four. They need 37 from 18 balls.

  • 17:00 (IST)

    OUT! Virat Kohli c Wade b Sams 40 (24)

    Sams sends a short delivery, wide outside off. Kohli steps out and lunges with his bat, but its just too wide. He gets an outside edge, and it goes to Wade, who times his catch well.

    In comes, Shreyas Iyer.

  • 16:57 (IST)

    One run, India need 46 from 24 balls

    Zampa sends a short ball, on off stump. Kohli sends it to deep midwicket’s left for a single.

    After 15 overs, India are 149 for three, and need 46 from 24 balls.

  • 16:53 (IST)


    Tye sends a slow delivery, full and outside off. Kohli gets an outside edge, and goes past short third for a four!

  • 16:52 (IST)


    Tye sends a full delivery, outside off. Kohli gets down and scoops it, fine leg is very wide. SIX!

  • 16:51 (IST)


    Tye sends it short at middle stump. Kohli sends it between long leg and deep square for a four!

  • 16:47 (IST)

    OUT! Sanju Samson c Steve Smith b Swepson 15 (10)

    Swepson sent a short delivery, outside off. Samson stepped out, and sent it to long-off, not getting enough elevation. Smith did the rest!

    In comes, Hardik Pandya.

  • 16:42 (IST)


    Sams sends a short delivery, on the ribs of Samson. He pulls it and hits it with the middle of his bat, as it goes over deep suqare for a six!

  • 16:41 (IST)


    Sams sends a slow delivery. Samson waits for it, and swings his bat, to get it past point for a four!

  • 16:39 (IST)

    SIX! India cross the 100-mark!

    Zampa sends a good length delivery. Kohli steps out, and plays the lofted drive. It goes to the sweeper’s right, for a six!

  • 16:35 (IST)

    OUT! Shikhar Dhawan c Swepson b Zampa 52 (36)

    Zampa sends a good length delivery at middle stump. Dhawan gets down for a slog sweep. But he only lofts it for Swepson at deep square. In comes, Sanju Samson.

  • 16:34 (IST)

    One run

    Swepson sends a full delivery, off stump. Dhawan goes forward and gets an inside edge onto the pad, that brings up his fifty!

  • 16:28 (IST)

    One run, India: 86/1

    Zampa sends a short ball, on off. Dhawan pulls it to deep midwicket for a single.

    After 10 overs, India are 86 for one. They need 109 from 60 balls.

  • 16:25 (IST)

    Three runs

    Swepson sends a full delivery. Dhawan hits it with the turn to fine leg, and the fielder gives a chase. Three runs!

    India need 114 from 66 balls.

  • 16:21 (IST)

    Two runs

    Swepson sends a short leg break delivery. Dhawan pulls it through square leg for two runs.

  • 16:18 (IST)


    Henriques spotted that Dhawan stepped outside off early. So he sent his delivery wide, and Dhawan adjusted well. He sent it behind point for a four!

  • 16:16 (IST)

    One run, India: 64/1

    Swepson sends a leg break delivery on middle. Dhawan sends it to midwicket for a single.

    After seven overs, India are 64 for one. They need 131 from 78 balls.

  • 16:12 (IST)


    Tye sends a full delivery and wide. Dhawan square drives it and finds the gap for a four!

  • 16:10 (IST)

    OUT! KL Rahul c Swepson b Tye 30 (22)

    Tye sent a full knuckle ball, outside off. Rahul attempted to loft it over cover point, but didn’t anything under it. It went in the air, and Swepson was there at deep point to catch it.

    In comes, Virat Kohli.

  • 16:08 (IST)

    SIX! India need 139 from 90 balls!

    Abbott sent a good delivery. Dhawan simply advanced and sent it over midwicket for a six with majestic ease!

    After five overs, India are 56/0 and need 139 from 90 balls.

  • 16:03 (IST)


    Abbott adds too much of width to this delivery. Rahul square drives it off the front foot forward of point for a four! AMAZING!

  • 16:01 (IST)


    Maxwell sends a short delivery, wide. Dhawan times it well and sends it between the fielders at point for a four!

  • 16:00 (IST)


    Maxwell sent it in Dhawan’s arc, and he just slammed it over midwicket for a power six!

  • 15:59 (IST)


    Maxwell sends it way outside leg. Rahul sweeps it hard, and it goes over short fine leg for a four!

  • 15:56 (IST)


    Poor delivery by Tye. Rahul was well-prepared. he slammed it over the long boundary at cover for a smashing six!

  • 15:55 (IST)

    1 leg bye! An appeal for lbw!

    Tye pitched his delivery outside leg, and was unsure about a review, but Wade was adamant. The ball was in line, but not enough. Lucky for Dhawan.

  • 15:48 (IST)

    One run

    Abbott sends a short and wide delivery. Rahul cuts it hard to deep backward point, for a single.

  • 15:44 (IST)

    One run

    Sams sends a full delivery, towards the middle stump. Rahul hits it towards midwicket for a single.

    India need 190 from 114 balls.

  • 15:42 (IST)

    Two runs

    Sams sends a short delivery, wider. Rahil cuts it late, but manages to sends it through backward point for two runs.

  • 15:40 (IST)

    No run

    Sams sends a good length delivery. It was swinging back to Rahul and it hits his thigh gaurd.

  • 15:39 (IST)

    The action resumes!

    Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul will begin the chase for India. Meanwhile, Daniel Sams will bowl the first over for Australia.

  • 15:19 (IST)

    Three runs, Australia set a 195-run target for India

    Chahar sends another slow delivery. Stoinis miscues his shot, and it goes to the on-side. There was nobody at midwicket. Australia take three runs, and reach 194 for five. India need 195 runs in 20 overs.

  • 15:18 (IST)


    A slow delivery by Chahar and Stoinis expected it. Stoinis sends it over point boundary for a six!

  • 15:16 (IST)

    Three runs

    Chahar sent a full delivery, outside off. Stoinis sliced it over point, and the sweeper had a lot of work to do. Three runs.

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